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Nightmare Castle

Published 1965
Topics horror

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

This MPEG-4 file has been encoded to work with the Sony PSP. I would be interested to get feedback from anybody viewing this file on a PSP (or other handheld device).

Run time 1:19:27
Producer Carlo Caiano
Production Company Cinematografica Emmeci
Audio/Visual dubbed in English, b&w


Reviewer: tbragg - favorite - February 25, 2017
Subject: Dull Castle
This kind of Gothic fare can be dull even when well produced and scripted by English speakers. When the production values get murky and the script ridiculous in translation ("Here, take some of this mild drug"), the going gets really tough. Not much happens, and what does is all rather mystifying and repetitive. If you aren't a fan of all things Gothic, skip it.
Reviewer: marty821 - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2017
Subject: Fun
The movie is very Hammerish and I adore gothic anything!
Reviewer: bryangr50 - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2011
Subject: nightmare castle
a rare find, a horror movie with a well thought out script. a battle between science and romanticism. very poetic little gem of a movie with lovely barbara steele and a music score by ennio moricone
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2011
Subject: A fun watch
I like this one
Reviewer: Dr Feel Rotten - favorite - January 10, 2011
Subject: Crap, crap and double crap
I know some of you enjoy garbage and some might even like excrement poured on them..don't count me in though.. This was really bad. I saw nothing in this worthy of qualifying as entertainment.. That's just me.
Reviewer: babe917 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 21, 2009
Subject: eerie fun!!
i overlooked the dubbing n that piano music playing over n over & really enjoyed this movie! it has an eerie gothic quality! i love old movies! barbara steele's too!! fun stuff!
Reviewer: schmungo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2009
Subject: Barbara Steele films.
If you want to download some of her films,check out this site
Reviewer: drbutcherm - - June 11, 2009
Subject: Solange (played by Helga Line)
Play close attention to Solange. She grew into one of the most beautiful horror movie actresses of her time. Watch Loreley's Grasp and her other movies.
Reviewer: katpooh9 - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 11, 2009
Subject: Rather unlikely.
How did Steven, one guy, move two fully grown people out of the greenhouse and into a room and chain them, especially when there was no indication that they were unconscious at the time? One would think those two would have put up some kind of fight.
Reviewer: bestpbx - favorite - May 26, 2008
Subject: NOT Michael Jackson...
Since Michael Jackson was 7 or 8 years old when this movie was made, he was too busy singing on stage with his brothers to have been in anything like this.
Reviewer: SirJekyllAppliance - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 14, 2007
Subject: Michael Jackson???
I'm sure Michael Jackson makes a cameo at 01:17:53 or thereabouts...
Reviewer: ZacharyJacob - favorite - July 23, 2007
Subject: upload these titles
this movie is not very good at all but the person who uploaded this should upload
terror creatures from the grave and the
long hair of death. I would download it.
Reviewer: b11761500s - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2007
Subject: What a Dubbing
I enjoyed watching this one. The poor dubbing actually made it more interesting. Seems like there was a split second delay between action and voice. The acting was also over the top, just enough to make things more interesting. I would probably watch it one more time, but that might be my limit. No academy awards for acting, but the make up man deserves a pat on the back.
Reviewer: Sixbluemonkeys - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2007
Subject: The definition of insane
is repeating the same problem over and over,expecting different results. This is a poorly dubbed period horror piece with Sixties hair and makeup. It's in black and white, but I just know that Barbara Steele is wearing about two inches of blue eye shadow over her mammoth false eyelashes. Overlooking those kinds of details, I rather enjoyed this film becuse of its relaxed creepiness. Its plot, though has been ripped off by at least four movies made for the Lifetime channel.
Reviewer: victorgeorge - favoritefavorite - June 6, 2006
Subject: horrible film
A hor(ROR)rible film. It is slow at times and the plot is rather like a bowl of soup that is constantly stirred but never thickens. The actors, as far as I could tell, were good or bad but it was extremely difficult to tell who was playing whom.
I am here to review the film and I have done tthat, but I must add that the quality and sound of Nightmare Castle is first class, compliments to Internet Archive.
Reviewer: ps258 - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2006
Subject: great for the PSP
Very happy with the PSP version. Really enjoyed watching it on the train.
Reviewer: littled - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 29, 2005
Subject: Watched it on PSP
I Downloaded the Movie and transfered it on my PSP.
It worked fine and the Movie was in a good quality just the Sound could be a bit better.

(U must know im just a beginner in watching Classic Movies so i dont know how good the quality of the other movies is)

The Movie is good, just fun to watch it
Reviewer: max_von_mayerling - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2005
Subject: 1960's Gothic: 2 Sides of Barbara Steele
A baleful Victorian scientist leaves for a medical conference (with a lot of ÃÂÃÂfanatical good-for-nothings like himselfÃÂÃÂ) then suddenly returns and, with the help of his housekeeper/spy/lover surprises his wife with the gardener on the greenhouse floor. The scientist immediately strings up his wife and his gardener in the basement, and proceeds to torture them with electric shocks and acid.

The scientistÃÂÃÂs wife, Muriel, informs him that if he kills her the estate, including the castle, will go to her sister, Jenny, an inmate of the local insane asylum, leaving him penniless and unable to continue his age-reversal experiments. The scientist thanks her for that information, kills her, and with her blood rejuvenates the helpful housekeeper. Then he marries his dead wifeÃÂÃÂs sisterÃÂÃÂ.

Unfortunately, Jenny is possessed by MurielÃÂÃÂs ghost, and the fun (revenge) beginsÃÂÃÂ.

Despite its 19th-century trappings, the shadowy castle, gothic/Victorian costumes, and the church organ that starts to play at every climax, this stylish movie is atmospheric ÃÂÃÂ of the 1960ÃÂÃÂs.

Perhaps itÃÂÃÂs because, despite the prominent role revenge plays in the plot, the protagonists are so hedonistic, amoral and sadistic. They all appear to be tripping, enjoying themselves too much. The ghost of the murdered Barbara Steele charges her husband with having introduced her to the pleasures of the torment of the flesh ÃÂÃÂ and (this writer feels) she isnÃÂÃÂt being ironic.

That is part of it, but it doesnÃÂÃÂt account for why the ethos of the movie is so totally 60ÃÂÃÂs. The way the scientist smokes, the way his wife drinks, the way she bitches ÃÂÃÂ all 60ÃÂÃÂs, at least to me, I donÃÂÃÂt know why.

The movie is especially interesting for featuring the iconic Barbara Steele as both heroine and villain, the murdered Muriel and her incarcerated, ÃÂÃÂinsaneÃÂÃÂ sister, Jenny. This amplifies the meanings of the movie, since the underlying resemblance of the two ÃÂÃÂsistersÃÂÃÂ makes them appear as two sides or halves of one character, that the mad scientist unconsciously attempts to unite by marrying Jenny. Of course, black-and-white conveys this duality more effectively than colour could. It effectively emphasizes some other elements too: seeing and being seen (if you get caught, you have to watch), voyeurism, electricity and fire (the ultimate punishment), etc.

Speaking of colour, from the opening titles the movie visually evokes much older movies, say Bela Lugosi movies like White Zombie (also in the Archive), without losing its 60ÃÂÃÂs feelÃÂÃÂ.

An intelligent movieÃÂÃÂ.
Reviewer: hankolator - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2005
Subject: Feedback on PSP download file
I have had a PSP since July of this year.Of course the first site I went to was Internet Archives as I always love watching these classics in the feature film section. I must have downloaded over 40 feature films (lost count) since July and converted them for PSP use.
Usually download mpeg-1 versions to do this as they are less download time.
Have not had a problem converting these files for PSP use. To convert them i use PSP video 9 freeware but also use PQDVD software occasionally
Have not watched nightmare castle as i am downloading it as I type this feedback.
Will write another review after enjoying this movie. Thank You so much for making these films accessible to the public . I have had many hours of enjoyment watching these.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2005
Subject: Rawr! Barbara Steele!
Barbara Steele has two roles in this somewhat ridiculous thriller that takes the plot of, of all things, The Corpse Vanishes and mixes it up with, of all things, Gaslight, to form a mishmash of different styles, some of it works, some of it doesnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt.

After killing his newlywed wife after finding her with the Gardner, Dr. Arrowsmith (played quite chillingly by Paul Miller), almost the next day, weds her lookalike sister, just to have a hold on the huge estate his ex-newlywed had. You see, her sister has just come out of the loony bin, and the doctor feels he can make her mad and have her committed, that way sheÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs out of the picture, and he can frolic with his true love, Solange, a woman who needs solution so that she can remain eternally young, otherwise sheÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂll revert back to being an old lady (why on earth did the doctor fall in love with her in the first place?). So the doctor and Solange put on the haunted house show to freak out the twin sister, and soon a doctor from the hospital is called. But soon, the doctor and the sister realize some strange things about Arrowsmith, and if the house is truly haunted or not.

Although the plot is somewhat ridiculous, and the dubbing atrocious, Barbara Steele IS easy on the eyes, and Paul Miller is quite fun to watch. So a passing mark on those two alone! The rest, and yes, that includes the plot, youÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂre on your own.
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